The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) will again offer its Young Professionals Grant (YPG) program in 2015, providing up to 10 grants. The YPG program’s goal is to attract young qualitative research professionals to engage with QRCA’s members to enhance their skills. Up to 10 enthusiastic young qualitative research professionals will be given the opportunity to attend the association’s 2015 annual conference in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 7-9.
QRCA welcomes individuals who are 35 years or younger to apply for the YPG. To qualify, a researcher’s primary professional role must consist of designing, conducting and analyzing qualitative research — or the person must be in training to conduct these activities. Applicants cannot currently work for an advertising agency or manufacturer. QRCA welcomes individuals who are employed by strategic consulting firms or product/service development firm outside the research industry.
“Our first year of the YPG grant far exceeded our expectations,” says QRCA President Mark Sumpter. “QRCA is pleased to offer this program for 2015, and we look forward to hearing from another group of enthusiastic young qualitative researchers.”
Additional information regarding qualifications for the grants (and the application form) can be found at www.qrca.org/ypg. The grants do not include travel or lodging expenses associated with attending the annual conference. Applicants need not be members of QRCA to qualify. The closing date for applications is August 14, 2015. Winners will be notified by Sept. 1, 2015. All qualified individuals who apply, but are not awarded a grant, will receive a 25 percent discount on the regular registration fee if they decide to join QRCA and attend the 2015 annual conference.
The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (www.qrca.org) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in all aspects of qualitative research. The QRCA offers access to nearly 1,000 qualitative research consultants throughout the world. The organization’s members include focus group moderators, ethnographers, consumer experience specialists, online qualitative professionals, social media experts, branding and strategy authorities and more. QRCA members develop inspired and innovative qualitative research that makes a real impact in the market research industry.
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